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Aug 5, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine (28) hits a solo home run in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
Aug 5, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine (28) hits a solo home run in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

The Yankees (76-41, 8.5 GA in AL East) look to even the series against the Blue Jays (49-71) on Sunday at 1:07 p.m. at Rogers Centre.

Yankees notes

The Yanks suffered another loss to Toronto on Saturday, 5-4, on the road. ...Gleyber Torres returns to the lineup after avoiding the IL with his core pain. He did a full workout on the Rogers Centre field before yesterday's game and Aaron Boone noted him being back today. ...In his first game back from the IL, Gary Sanchez launched a solo homer to put the Yanks up early. 

Tags: Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Masahiro Tanaka, Toronto Blue Jays
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Aug 10, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) hits a home run during the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports (Nick Turchiaro)
Aug 10, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) hits a home run during the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports (Nick Turchiaro)

The Yankees fell to the Blue Jays 5-4 on Saturday afternoon at Rogers Centre. >> Box Score

Five takeaways from Saturday's game...

1) Gary Sanchez made his return from the Injured List with a bang, literally. In a scoreless game in the top of the fourth inning, Sanchez stayed back on a Jacob Waguespack slider, slamming a solo home run to left-center. Sanchez's 25th home run of the season put the Yankees on top 1-0. Overall, Sanchez went 1-4 at the plate with a couple of strikeouts. 

Tags: Chad Green, Gary Sanchez, Toronto Blue Jays
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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees (76-40, 9.5 GA in AL East) take on the Toronto Blue Jays (48-71, 29.5 GB in AL East ) on Saturday at 3:07 p.m. at Rogers Centre.

Yankees notes

Gary Sanchez returns to the Yankees' lineup in the cleanup spot after spending the last two weeks on the IL with a groin strain. ... Aaron Judge looks to get going at the plate. He is just 3 for his last 20 with one home run. ... Mike Tauchman is in the lineup batting ninth. He is hitting a slash line of .450/.500/1.250 with five home runs, 10 RBIs and seven runs scored in his last five games. 

Tags: Aaron Judge, Chad Green, Gary Sanchez, Toronto Blue Jays
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Aug 9, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ (34) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports (Nick Turchiaro)
Aug 9, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ (34) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports (Nick Turchiaro)

The Yankees fell to the Blue Jays 8-2 on Friday night at Rogers Centre. >> Box Score

Five takeaways from Friday's game...

1) J.A. Happ has been very inconsistent all season long for the Yankees, and that was the case once again on Friday. The lefty allowed three homers to Randal Grichuk, Teoscar Hernandez, and Danny Jansen. In total, he allowed six earned runs in five innings. His ERA now sits at 5.48 for the season.

Tags: Brett Gardner, J.A. Happ, Toronto Blue Jays
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Jun 13, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ (34) pitches during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick Gorski)
Jun 13, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ (34) pitches during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick Gorski)

The Yankees (76-39, 10.5 GA in AL East) take on the Toronto Blue Jays (47-71, 30.5 GB in AL East ) on Friday at 7:07 p.m. at Rogers Centre.

Yankees notes

The Yankees have won nine straight games after Thursday's 12-6 win over the Jays. ... Didi Gregorius is 3-6 with a home run in his career off of Blue Jays starter Sean Reid-Foley. ... Gio Urshela is now hitting .323 on the season, following his 3-5 night on Thursday.

Tags: Didi Gregorius, J.A. Happ, Masahiro Tanaka, Toronto Blue Jays
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The Yankees started off their series against the Blue Jays on the right foot, collecting a TKTK win on Thursday night in Toronto. >> Box Score

Five takeaways from Thursday's game...

1) Gio Urshela can't be stopped. The infielder continues to crush the baseball, launching not one but two two-run homers in his first two at-bats of the night. He finished his night 3-for-5 with four RBI and moved his batting average to .323, as he continues to be one of the best storylines of the season thus far. 

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees (75-39, 10.0 GA in AL East) take on the Toronto Blue Jays (47-70, 29.5 GB in AL East ) on Thursday at 7:07 p.m. at Rogers Centre.

Yankees notes

The Yankees have won eight straight games and are now 36 games over .500. ... During their three-game sweep of Baltimore, the Yankees smashed 16 home runs, with at least five in every game. ... Thursday's game will be the Yankees' 10th in the last nine days, and the club doesn't have an off day on the schedule until August 19.

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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez drops his bat after hitting a two run home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez drops his bat after hitting a two run home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees (59-32, 6.0 GA in AL East) are hosting division foe Tampa Bay Rays (55-40, 6 GB in AL East) on Monday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium. 

Yankees notes

Aaron Judge is off to a solid start to the second half. He was 7-for-11 with two walks and a run and RBI against the Blue Jays over the weekend and is hitting .321/.433/.554 since returning from the IL on June 21. ... Gary Sanchez has some pretty good numbers against Rays starter Blake Snell. Sanchez is 5-for-17 with four home runs and seven RBI against the reigning AL Cy Young award winner. ... Brett Gardner has also fared well against Snell, with six hits in 19 at-bats, inlcuding a home run. Gardner enters the game on a seven-game hitting streak. 

Tags: Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Gary Sanchez, James Paxton, Toronto Blue Jays
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New York Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela hits an infield single against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela hits an infield single against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)

Sure, DJ LeMahieu may be considered the Yankees' MVP given his clutch hitting and the fact he leads the American League in hitting.

But third baseman Gio Urshela has been such a revelation that he, too, has garnered high praise.

"We wouldn't be in first place without him," outfielder Aaron Judge said, according to the New York Times' James Wagner, after the 27-year-old drove in two runs and scored the go-ahead run in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Austin Romine, Didi Gregorius, Miguel Andujar, Toronto Blue Jays, Matt Eisenberg
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Yanks get by Blue Jays 00:01:32
Aaron Boone, Masahiro Tanaka, Gio Urshela and Aaron Judge on Tanaka's win and Urshela's contribution to the Yankees success all season

The Yankees won their first series of the second half, beating the Blue Jays 4-2 Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score

Five takeaways from Sunday's game

1) The long ball continues to plague Masahiro Tanaka, but the Yankees right-hander kept the damage to a minimum on Sunday. Tanaka allowed two solo home runs in the fifth inning, but other than that he pitched six strong innings, allowing just four hits and striking out five. 

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Gleyber Torres, Masahiro Tanaka, Tommy Kahnle, Toronto Blue Jays
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Jul 9, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; American League pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) of the New York Yankees throws against the National League during the second inning in the 2019 MLB All Star Game at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)
Jul 9, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; American League pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) of the New York Yankees throws against the National League during the second inning in the 2019 MLB All Star Game at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)

The Yankees (58-32, 6.0 GA in AL East) are back in action for the rubber game against the Blue Jays (35-58, 24.5 GB in AL East) on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium. 

Yankees notes

Brett Gardner enters Sunday on a six-game hitting streak and three-game multi-hit streak. Since June 9, Gardner is hitting .337/.424/.663 with seven home runs and 20 RBI. ... Aaron Judge has five hits in his first eight at-bats since the All-Star break. The Yankees slugger is hitting .302/.413/.547 with four home runs and 10 RBI since returning from the IL on June 21. ... DJ LeMahieu snapped an 11 at-bat hitless streak with a ninth inning single on Saturday. He still leads the AL with a .330 batting average. 

Tags: Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Masahiro Tanaka, Toronto Blue Jays
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Jul 13, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) stares at home plate umpire Andy Fletcher (49) after being called out on strikes against the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Jul 13, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) stares at home plate umpire Andy Fletcher (49) after being called out on strikes against the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

The Yankees rallied in the ninth to avoid a shutout, but it was not enough as they fell to the Blue Jays, 2-1, on Saturday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score

Five takeaways from Saturday's game

1) The Yankees would certainly like to see more of this J.A. Happ. The left-hander, who entered the game with a 6.29 ERA at home this season, tossed 5.1 innings, allowing just two runs on five hits and striking out five. Happ left the game with two runners on in the sixth inning and the two runs came when Adam Ottavino allowed a two-out bloop single to Randall Grichuk to break a scoreless tie. 

Tags: Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Gary Sanchez, J.A. Happ, Luke Voit, Toronto Blue Jays
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May 25, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit (45) hits a home run against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning in the first game of a double header at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports (Jay Biggerstaff)
May 25, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit (45) hits a home run against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning in the first game of a double header at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports (Jay Biggerstaff)

The Yankees (58-31, 6.5 GA in AL East) are back in action against the Blue Jays (34-58, 25.5 GB in AL East) on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium. 

Yankees notes

Luke Voit is back in the Yankees' lineup since being placed on the IL with an abdominal strain retroactive to June 30. He hit .280/.393/.509 with 17 home runs and 50 RBI the first half of the season... Brett Gardner enters Saturday on a five-game hitting streak after going 2-for-4 Friday night. Since June 9, Gardner is hitting .329/.421/.671 with seven home runs and 20 RBI. ... Edwin Encarnación is coming off his best game with the Yankees, going 2-for-4 with three RBI, including a bases loaded double against his former team in a 4-0 win. 

Tags: Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, J.A. Happ, Luke Voit, Toronto Blue Jays
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Gardner, Boone react to 4-0 win 00:01:09
The Yankees started the second half with a 4-0 win over the Blue Jays. Brett Gardner's triple started the offense in the fifth inning.

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The Yankees beat the Blue Jays, 4-0, at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score

Five takeaways from Friday's game

Tags: Brett Gardner, Chad Green, Domingo German, Edwin Encarnacion , Gary Sanchez, Toronto Blue Jays
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May 5, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German (55) pitches during the third inning against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
May 5, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German (55) pitches during the third inning against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

The Yankees (57-31, 6.5 GA in AL East) begin a three-game series with the Blue Jays (34-57, 24.5 GB in AL East) on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

DJ LeMahieu enters the second half of the season with an AL-best .336 batting average. ... LeMahieu also led the potent Yankees' lineup with 113 hits and 63 RBIs. ... Gary Sanchez looks to get his second half off on the right foot after leading the Yankees with 24 home runs in the first half. 

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Yankees beat Blue Jays 8-7 00:01:05
The Yankees swept the Blue Jays to improve to 9-1 on the homestand. All eyes turn to London as they face Boston across the pond.

In a Wednesday matinee thriller, the Yankees completed their sweep of the Blue Jays with a walk-off win, 8-7. >> Box score

Six takeaways from Wednesday's game...

1) The Yankees had to battle back this entire game, and it was Gleyber Torres coming through with the walk-off single to capture the win. Torres went 3-for-5 with two runs scored as well...

Tags: Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, James Paxton, Stephen Tarpley, Toronto Blue Jays, Scott Thompson
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Jun 25, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) follows through on a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jun 25, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) follows through on a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Yankees (51-28, 6.0 GA in AL East) will go for a sweep against the Toronto Blue Jays (29-51, 22.5 GB in AL East) on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

With DJ LeMahieu's leadoff homer last night, the Yankees broke the MLB record for consecutive games with at least one home run with 28 now. Aaron Judge also hit his first homer of the season after LeMahieu's record-setting blast. He went 2-for-3 on the night with a walk as well...Aaron boone gave good news on Giancarlo Stanton, whose MRI came back negative. Boone said the team will see how he responds to treatment. ...Edwin Encarnacion added some much-need insurance last night with a solo blast, his 24th on the season to regain the AL lead in homers. 

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Yankees react to MLB record 00:00:40
The Yankees have hit a home run for 28 consecutive days, an MLB record. They set the record with DJ LeMahieu's lead off home run.

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The Yankees hit four solo homers to beat the Blue Jays, 4-3, at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score

Five takeaways from Tuesday's game

1) Chad Green opened this game, but was limited to one inning because he had to pitch in last night's contest. After Green's scoreless first inning, in came Nestor Cortes Jr. and he once again did his part, going 4 1/3 innings in which he allowed just two runs. The Green/Cortes Jr. tandem has become every bit as important as any one of the Yankees regular rotation members.

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Jun 20, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) celebrates with right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) after hitting a home run in the fourth inning against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports  (Noah K. Murray)
Jun 20, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) celebrates with right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) after hitting a home run in the fourth inning against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Yankees (50-28, 5.0 GA in AL East) continue their three-game set against the Toronto Blue Jays (29-50, 21.5 GB in AL East) on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

With one home run tonight, the Yankees would set a Major League record of 28 straight games with at least one long ball, a record currently held by the 2002 Texas Rangers. ... DJ LeMahieu has reached base safely in seven consecutive plate appearances. ... The Yankees are 12-3 in their last 15 games against AL East opponents.

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CC Sabathia notches 251st win 00:01:06
CC Sabathia had a shaky first inning but then rebounded for six solid innings, securing his 251st win while the Yankees won 10-8.

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Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Hicks homered while CC Sabathia threw six strong innings as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays 10-8 on Monday at Yankee Stadium.. >> Box score

Six takeaways from Monday's game

1) Hicks has not been able to find a groove this season, but he did come up with a big hit -- a three-run homer -- for the Yanks in the fifth inning. The homer gave the Yanks the lead, one which they would add several runs to along the way.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, Giancarlo Stanton, Jonathan Holder, Toronto Blue Jays, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez drops his bat after hitting a two run home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez drops his bat after hitting a two run home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees (49-28, 4.5 GA in AL East) begin a three-game set against the Toronto Blue Jays (29-49, 20.5 GB in AL East) on Monday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

Gary Sanchez is slashinng .370/.400/.815 with three home runs and 12 RBIs during his seven-game hitting streak. ... While Yankees relievers combined for a 2.72 ERA in the month of May, their bullpen has a 4.97 ERA in June. ... The Yankees have homered in 26 consecutive games, the longest streak in franchise history. They are one game away from tying the MLB record of 27, which the Texas Rangers set in 2002.

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Jun 6, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ (34) delivers a pitch against Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Dan Hamilton)
Jun 6, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ (34) delivers a pitch against Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Dan Hamilton)

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The Yankees beat to the Blue Jays, 6-2, at Rogers Centre. >> Box score

Four takeaways from Thursday's game

1) J.A. Happ has been incredibly and disappointingly inconsistent this season, but he stepped up as the stopper for the Yankees Thursday helping to end a three-game losing. Happ went seven innings (102 pitches, 69 strikes), allowing just one run on four hits to pick up his sixth win of the season. Happ now owns a 4.48 ERA.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, J.A. Happ, Toronto Blue Jays, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees (38-22, 1.0 GA in AL East) try to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Blue Jays (23-38, 15.5 GB in AL East) on Thursday at 7:07 p.m. at Rogers Centre.

Yankees notes

Gleyber Torres is not in the starting lineup due to soreness in his left shoulder. According to Aaron Boone, Torres is available off the bench. ... This series against the Blue Jays is the first series the Yankees have lost since they were swept in two games by the Diamondbacks on April 30th-May 1st. ... Before dropping their last three road games, the Yankees had won seven straight away from the Bronx.... Gary Sanchez launched his 19th home run of the season on Wednesday, surpassing his season total from 2018.

Tags: Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, J.A. Happ, Toronto Blue Jays
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New York Yankees right fielder Clint Frazier dives for but cannot catch an RBI single by Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Clint Frazier dives for but cannot catch an RBI single by Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees (38-21, 2.5 GA in AL East) continue their series against the Blue Jays (22-38, 16.5 GB in AL East) on Wednesday at 7:07 p.m.

Yankees notes

After hitting a home run as the DH on Tuesday, Clint Frazier is back in right field, where his defense cost the Yankees on Sunday. ... Kendrys Morales goes back in the lineup at DH. ... Aaron Hicks is not in the lineup, so Brett Gardner shifts to center field, with Cameron Maybin in left. ... The Yankees have lost two straight, the first time they've had consecutive losses since April 30-May 1, when they were swept in a two-game series at Arizona.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier, James Paxton, Toronto Blue Jays
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Jun 4, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches to Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)
Jun 4, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) pitches to Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)

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Clint Frazier homered but Masahiro Tanaka could not hold the lead as the Yankees fell to the Blue Jays 4-3 at Rogers Centre on Tuesday. >> Box score

Five takeaways from Tuesday's game

1) Masahiro Tanaka went from a four-inning shutout to allowing four runs in the fifth inning, courtesy of two home run balls. Tanaka's unraveling was exacerbated by an overturned call at second base and then a very poor non-strike call by home plate umpire Angel Hernandez. Tanaka's final line - 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 BB and 2 K - looks worse than he pitched for most of the night, but sometimes it only takes one bad inning to lose a game.

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May 23, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Zack Britton (53) throws a pitch in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports (Evan Habeeb)
May 23, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Zack Britton (53) throws a pitch in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports (Evan Habeeb)

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The Yankees blew a late lead and lose to the Blue Jays, 11-7, at Rogers Centre. >> Box score

Five takeaways from Wednesday's game

1) The Yanks have now lost three in a row, the first time they've had a streak this long since losing four straight from April 8 - 12. With the loss, the Yankees streak of nine straight series wins is now over.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka pitches against the Houston Astros in the first inning at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka pitches against the Houston Astros in the first inning at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees (38-20, 2.5 GA in AL East) take on another divisional foe as they begin their three-game set with the Blue Jays (21-38, 17.5 GB in AL East) on Tuesday at 7:07 at Rogers Centre.

Coming off of a 4-2 homestand, the Yankees hit the road, where they've gone 17-8 this season. ... Luke Voit bashed his 15th home run of the season on Sunday against Boston, matching his season total from 2018. ... Gleyber Torres continues to provide a hot bat for the Yankees, recording a hit in six of his last seven games while batting .333 with two home runs.

Tags: Gleyber Torres, Luke Voit, Masahiro Tanaka, Toronto Blue Jays
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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

Gleyber Torres crushed a three-run homer in the first to put the Yankees up early, but the Blue Jays stymied them after that in a 7-3 loss for the Bombers on Saturday afternoon in Tampa. >> Box Score

Things to know about Saturday's game...

1) Torres' homer was a line drive shot to left-center field where Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar scored. He went 1-for-2 with the three RBI and run scored on the day. 

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Mar 3, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs the bases after hitting a two run home run during the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)
Mar 3, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs the bases after hitting a two run home run during the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)

The Toronto Blue Jays tried to get creative to slow down Aaron Judge on Saturday by using four outfielders in their defensive alignment. 

It turns out it does not really matter how many outfielders you use when the Yankees' slugger is at the plate. 

Judge responded by hitting a towering shot over the wall that left the premise of George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday. 

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New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ works out during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ works out during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

J.A. Happ toes the rubber for the Yankees as they face Thomas Pannone and the Blue Jays at 1:05 p.m. at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

Yankees notes

Aaron Judge hit his team-leading fifth home run on Friday, which is also tied for the league this spring, and is hitting .321 (9-for-28) with a 1.406 .OPS this spring. ... Clint Frazier is back in the lineup batting seventh as he tries to make his case for the team but is hitting just .167 (5-for-30) with two extra-base hits. 

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge celebrates with teammates after hitting a two run home run during the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge celebrates with teammates after hitting a two run home run during the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees displayed their power for the second straight day, bursting for 17 runs in a 17-7 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. >> Box Score

Five things to know about Saturday's game...

1) Aaron Judge is absolutely locked in at the plate. The Yankees' slugger crushed his sixth home run of the spring -- which leads the majors in Spring Training - and did it while the Blue Jays aligned their outfield with four outfielders. He finished 1-for-2. 

Tags: Aaron Judge, J.A. Happ, Toronto Blue Jays
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Mar 9, 2019; Sarasota, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Cessa (85) throws a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)
Mar 9, 2019; Sarasota, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Cessa (85) throws a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)

The Yankees face the Toronto Blue Jays in a Grapefruit League game on Thursday at 1 p.m. on the road.

Yankees notes

Miguel Andujar leads the team with 12 hits this spring. ... DJ LeMahieu is 5-for-27 with a .185/.241/.259 batting line. ... Estevan Florial has a .346/.393/.538 batting line with one home run and four RBIs in 11 games.

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New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres flips his bat after hitting a three run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, July 1, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres flips his bat after hitting a three run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, July 1, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Yankees finish up their series with the Blue Jays on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

The Yankees are 6-4 on their 11-game homestand, which ends today. They are also 9-4 in their last 13 games. ...If the Yankees win today, they will be at 32 games over .500 for the first time this season. They've flirted with this mark in the past, but haven't been able to obtain it. 

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Aug 18, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) reacts after the top of the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Aug 18, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) reacts after the top of the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Yankees defeated the Blue Jays 11-6 Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

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Aug 19, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird (right) is greeted by second baseman Gleyber Torres (25) after hitting a grand slam home run in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Aug 19, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird (right) is greeted by second baseman Gleyber Torres (25) after hitting a grand slam home run in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

The Yankees' bats stayed hot in the Bronx, as a six-run first jolted them to a 10-2 win to cap their series against the Blue Jays. >> Box score

1) J.A. Happ had his shortest outing as a Yankee on Sunday, but it was enough for him to pick up yet another win. He tossed 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out eight and walking one. 

2) Happ got an early lead from the Yankees thanks to a big first inning that saw six runs come across the plate. Miguel Andujar (1-for-5, 2 RBI) continued his hot streak, driving in the first run to tie things up. And after Didi Gregorius beat out an infield single to score a run, Greg Bird launched a 386-foot grand slam to right to blow things up early.

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Jul 23, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) reacts during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Jul 23, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) reacts during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The Yankees continue their three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

The Yankees are 5-4 on their season-long 11-game homestand. ... Giancarlo Stanton hit his 31st HR of the season on Friday vs. Toronto. ... has six home runs in his last 11 game. ... Friday's 7-5 win in seven innings marked the Yankees' first rain-shortened game since 2014.

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New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton singles against the Toronto Blue Jays during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton singles against the Toronto Blue Jays during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

Giancarlo Stanton and Neil Walker both homered to lead the Yankees to a rain-shortened 7-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


1) Walker's three-run blast off Marcus Stroman in the fourth inning turned a 4-2 deficit into a 5-4 lead.

2) Yankees LHP Lance Lynn struggled, giving up five runs, six hits and three walks in four-plus innings, allowing a game-tying single to Devon Travis before he was replaced by Chad Green, who threw two scoreless innings of relief.

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May 1, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) pitches during the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)
May 1, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) pitches during the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)

After losing two of three games to the Tampa Bay Rays, the Yankees begin a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

The Yankees are 11-11 without Aaron Judge this season. ... Over his last 22 games, Brett Gardner is hitting just .215 with one home run and two RBIs. ... In the second half, Miguel Andujar has a .340/.359/.620 batting line with seven home runs and 20 RBIs.

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Yankees RHP Luis Cessa (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
Yankees RHP Luis Cessa (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees will have J.A. HappLuis Cessa and Masahiro Tanaka start in a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays that begins Tuesday after they placed LHP CC Sabathia on the disabled list earlier Monday afternoon.

Cessa, who last pitched on Tuesday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, will start Wednesday and take Sabathia's spot in the rotation after he went on the DL with right knee inflammation.

The 26-year-old Cessa, who is 3-1 with a 2.67 ERA in seven minor-league starts and 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA in eight major-league appearances (three starts) this season, received the nod over top prospect Justus Sheffield, who is 5-3 with a 2.16 ERA with the RailRiders and last pitched on Thursday; Chance Adams, who made his MLB debut earlier this month against the Red Sox; and Sonny Gray, who was bumped out of the rotation a couple of weeks ago.

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New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

With the franchise's youngest lineup in 48 years, the Yankees improved to 4-2 on their 10-game homestand with a 5-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

Luis Severino, 24, struck out six batters in seven strong innings, while 23-year-old Miguel Andujar went 4-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI as the Yankees' starting lineup featured no players over the age of 30 for the first time since 1989.

"We've worked really hard -- long before I got here -- at building this organization from the ground up," manager Aaron Boone said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland. "Feel like we're in position not only to be a really good team in the short term but in the long term, and I think that's a result of that."

Tags: Austin Romine, Didi Gregorius, Gleyber Torres, Luis Severino, Miguel Andujar, Toronto Blue Jays
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New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

With the franchise's youngest lineup in 48 years, the Yankees improved to 4-2 on their 10-game homestand with a 5-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

Luis Severino, 24, struck out six batters in seven strong innings, while 23-year-old Miguel Andujar went 4-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI as the Yankees' starting lineup featured no players over the age of 30 for the first time since 1989.

"We've worked really hard -- long before I got here -- at building this organization from the ground up," manager Aaron Boone said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland. "Feel like we're in position not only to be a really good team in the short term but in the long term, and I think that's a result of that."

Tags: Austin Romine, Didi Gregorius, Gleyber Torres, Luis Severino, Miguel Andujar, Toronto Blue Jays
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New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres bats in the second inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres bats in the second inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees top prospect Gleyber Torres said he enjoyed making his MLB debut on Sunday at Yankee Stadium despite going 0-for-4.

"The fans gave me a good (feeling) and I enjoyed the moment," Torres said after the Yankees' 5-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, according to the New York Daily News' Peter Botte. "I expected to win the game, help my team and enjoy the opportunity and my first time in the big leagues."

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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) delivers a pitch against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning in game two of the 2017 ALDS at Progressive Field. (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) delivers a pitch against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning in game two of the 2017 ALDS at Progressive Field. (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees look to make it three-in-a-row in Toronto as they face the Blue Jays at 4:07 p.m.

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 (Nick Turchiaro)
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The New York Yankees kick off their 2018 season in Toronto to face the Blue Jays at 3:37 p.m.

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Mar 24, 2018; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (left) and catcher Gary Sanchez talk at the mound during the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)
Mar 24, 2018; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (left) and catcher Gary Sanchez talk at the mound during the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)

The New York Yankees kick off their 2018 season in Toronto to face the Blue Jays at 3:37 p.m.

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 (Adam Hunger)
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The New York Yankees take on the Minnesota Twins in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday at 8:09 p.m.

Twins Yankees
Brian Dozier, 2B Brett Gardner, LF
Joe Mauer, 1B Aaron Judge, RF
Jorge Polanco, SS Gary Sanchez, C
Eddie Rosario, LF Didi Gregorius, SS
Eduardo Escobar, 3B Starlin Castro, 2B
Max Kepler, RF Greg Bird, 1B
Byron Buxton, CF Aaron Hicks, CF
Jason Castro, C Jacoby Ellsbury, DH
Robbie Grossman, DH Todd Frazier, 3B
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Chase Headley discusses the difficulty of playing a Wild Card game.

The New York Yankees lost their regular-season finale 2-1 to the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


Without Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Didi Gregorius or Brett Gardner in the starting lineup, the Yankees scored just once on Matt Holliday's solo home run off Danny Barnes in the seventh inning that tied the game at 1.

In the top of the eighth inning, Domingo German (0-1) allowed the go-ahead run to score on Ryan Goins' RBI groundout. Rob Refsnyder reached on a strikeout via wild pitch, advanced to second on Ezequiel Carrera's walk and advanced to third on a sac bunt before scoring on Goins' groundout.

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New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery throws a pitch against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning at Progressive Field. (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery throws a pitch against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning at Progressive Field. (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Yankees (91-70) play the final regular season game against the Toronto Blue Jays (75-86) on Sunday at 3:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Blue Jays Yankees
Teoscar Hernandez, CF Aaron Hicks, CF
Josh Donaldson, 3B Ronald Torreyes, SS
Justin Smoak, 1B Starlin Castro, 2B
Jose Bautista, RF Matt Holliday, DH
Russell Martin, C Chase Headley, 1B
Darwin Barney, 2B Todd Frazier, 3B
Ezequiel Carrera, LF Austin Romine, C
Rob Refsnyder, DH Clint Frazier, LF
Ryan Goins, SS Tyler Austin, RF
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New York Yankees staring pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees staring pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Yankees (90-70) play the second game of a three-game set against the Toronto Blue Jays (75-85) on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Blue Jays Yankees
Teoscar Hernandez, CF Brett Gardner, LF
Josh Donaldson, 3B Aaron Judge, DH
Justin Smoak, 1B Gary Sanchez, C
Jose Bautista, RF Didi Gregorius, SS
Russell Martin, C Starlin Castro, 2B
Darwin Barney, 2B Greg Bird, 1B
Ezequiel Carrera, LF Todd Frazier, 3B
Rob Refsnyder, DH Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Ryan Goins, SS Aaron Hicks, RF
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka pitches against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka pitches against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees (89-70) begin a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays (75-84) on Friday at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Blue Jays Yankees
Teoscar Hernandez, CF Aaron Hicks, CF
Josh Donaldson, 3B Jasoby Ellsbury, CF
Jose Bautista, DH Aaron Judge, RF
Kendrys Morales, 1B Didi Gregorius, SS
Michael Saunders, RF Starlin Castro, 2B
Ezequiel Carrera, LF Greg Bird, 1B
Raffy Lopez, C Chase Headley, DH
Ryan Goins, 2B Todd Frazier, 3B
Richard Urena, SS Austin Romine, C
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